Joe Budden reminds any doubters that he was an ill rhymeslinger way before the reality TV bug bit him. With fellow Slaughterhouse member Crooked I riding shotgun, Joey unleashes this dark, brooding jewel off of his upcoming Some Love Lost EP, which drops on November 4.
With Muddy Waters 2 on the way, Reggie Noble gets inspired by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s masterpiece and links up with the legendary Marley Marl for their own rendition.
And now, some words from the Funk Doctor…
Uncle Marley great record Unc..I went to Unc house and we came up with this Thow Back to Hit yall wit !!! frm Dougie Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew (feat Slick Rick) “The Show”.
Thanks to the good folks over at DJ Booth, you can stream Rapsody’s latest EP “Beauty & The Beast.” With only one guest spot set aside for Problem, Rapsody rocks with production by Eric G., Khrysis, Nottz and, of course, 9th Wonder. Check it out and then cop your own over here.
In celebration of the release of the “Time Is Illmatic” documentary, Nas hit “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” for a special performance of the classic “NY State Of Mind” with The Legendary Roots Crew providing the music. You’ll have to fast forward to the 8-minute mark to catch the performance.
In case you haven’t watched it yet, comedian Jerrod Carmichael has an HBO comedy special that aired recently which was directed by Spike Lee with DJ Premier providing original Music. If you missed it, the special will be airing again on October 7th at 5:30pm on HBO2. But check out the clip of Jerrod discussing the worst time to misplace your car keys.
Saigon kicks off his weekly F*ck It Fridays series with a fitting video.
Here are some words from Saigon himself…
Sometimes when u take on the task of being a responsible artist, it gets very overwhelming and sometimes U just wanna say “F*ck It”… This Friday Saigon releases his clip for his song “F*ck It” and introduces “F*ck It Fridays”.. Ya boss tripping “F*ck It”, U took and extra 30 min for lunch “F*ck It”. It’s “F*ck It Fridays”.
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As the release of the upcoming Beauty & The Beast EP draws near, female rhyme slayer Rapsody drops the menacing “Godzilla.”
San Diego skater/emcee Ryan Bowers gets a jewel from DJ Premier in the form of the appropriately titled song “The Premier.” Check it out and keep an eye on the kid.
DJ Booth and Joell Ortiz joined forces for this unique cypher that brought together the art of rhyming with the ultimate urban gathering hole, the barber shop. The series — dubbed as “Fade To Famous” finds Ortiz bringing together emcees in New York for a barber shop cypher. Check out the mini documentary on what went into the cypher and the actual cypher itself.
The barber shop is the heart of the neighborhood, so when Joell Ortiz wanted to give back to the streets via the pure art of rhyming, it was the natural place to hold the first ever Fade to Famous and DJBooth cypher. We invited every willing rhyme spitter in the Big Apple to show and prove their skills, then selected the top six to get down in the cypher, closed out by Mr. Yaowa himself.
In the meantime, be sure to pick up Ortiz’ latest album House Slippers here, which debuted at #5 on Billboard’s rap albums list and features Slaughterhouse, Mally Stakz, B.o.B. and Maino as well as production from The Heatmakerz, Frequency and Illmind.
With the theatrical release of the documentary “Nas: Time is Illmatic” looming, the good folks at Hennessy put together this remarkable infographic that breaks down the connections between who and what inspired Nas classic album and how that album influenced the people around him.